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Utah Virtual Academy

Charter | K-12 | 1949 students

 
 

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Posted August 8, 2014

Utah Virtual Academy (K12). (6th - 7th grade) Dont think this will get you away from the people who run the Public schools in UT (Ranked in bottom 20% nationally) The leadership is not mature and not seasoned. Teachers can just wait around for turnover and the next week be thrust into head of school or principal positions. Your kids will not gain a edge. Academic: Weak writing assignments (not enough to prepare students), no academic advisors, your assigned teacher's only role is to send you encouraging emails (no planning development, no real help, when you need to ask them a question on policy - they send parent to ask principal or other teachers in stead of directly helping the parent or student. Last year when I needed to get more info on a school policy. Our assigned teacher stated I needed to call the 6 other people involved in my student's progress. Their are some good teachers and some bad ones. We had a Math teacher 1/2 way thru 7th grade that spent the hour class talking about her pets. No joke. I asked the principal to review the recordings, her response was she is learning. Guess what they promoted her to High School K12. Just remove the problem! Wow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

I've been in UTVA for three years now and am currently a junior in high school. Online schooling has been a great option for me in many ways. I have dealt with chronic nausea, anxiety and depression for years, making the strict schedule of public brick and mortar nearly impossible for me. However UTVA does not give students many opportunities to meet other students and make friends. Giving out your phone number, e-mail, Facebook, etc is not allowed in our online class connects that we attend making it nearly impossible to get to know your classmates. Even though I am sure the school has good reasoning for this, at my old brick and mortar school everyone would hand out their numbers and such to be able to text and make plans. They do have outings here and there however most of them are in the morning and I do not do well in the mornings with my nausea and anxiety. The curriculum is decent but you have to do a lot of independent work and teachers usually take at least a day to respond to k-mails. They work well with my 504 plan and it was a fairly smooth process getting one. Overall the school is just average.


Posted January 24, 2013

I have been on and off the phone with so many different counselors/faculty and heard different stories every time about what needs to be done to get my kids enrolled. All of our documents were turned in and one of my kids already has a schedule... I finally got a hold of an email for the person who is "over it all" and emailed her my questions. I just received an email from her telling me that they aren't accepting new kids right now and that the high school isn't even open at this time....WHAT??? My kids are going to be very disappointed when they hear this. It would be nice if everyone here was on the same page and knew what they were talking about. VERY disappointing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

I have 4 children in Elementary, and the curriculum is phenomenal! We have been in for 3 years, and each year gets better. The teachers have all been extremely helpful, prompt , and and are so great with the kids. It is overwhelming work with 4 gifted children all in elementary, but if you want to be a huge part of your child's education, this is definitely the school for you. Their success depends on your dedication, at this stage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

If you want incompetent teachers and your student to be ignored then this iis the school for you! I have never seen such an incompetent school. My son went through 3 math teacher last year. They left and not a word was given to us that they left. Emails would go on unanswered. The principal is very snippy if you call her on this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

This school is ok if you have elementary aged students. The teachers in high school seem overwhelmed and inadequate to respond to student's needs and don't seem to care about individual students. The technology factor of submitting tests and assignments seems to fail and the teachers to don't follow up with their students. If the teacher doesn't receive the test, the student gets an F. No inquiry to see if they tried to submit the test and it didn't go through. Also, the school events they hold are aimed towards younger students, so jr high and high school students won't be interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

My daughter is in her second year at U.T.V.A. and we love it. The curriculum is great, using the lesson plans you can go at your child's pace. It's a lot of work to start but WELL worth it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2011

K12 has been the BEST school for my autistic son! They give him the materials that are at his 'grade level' academically. It is at his 'pace". It is tailored just for him, and they give him material that he understands. They also have social outings, so he can still socialize with other kids. It is an AMAZING school!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 87% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 86% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 40% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
31%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 40% in 2010.

2010

 
 
20%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 68% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
67%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 77%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A48%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Murray, UT 84107
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